Aaron Lawson


I graduated summa cum laude with a degree in history and philosophy from Gettysburg College and received my J.D. cum laude from University of Michigan Law School. I am part of the firm's Issues & Appeals practice group.

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Curriculum Vitae

AARON LAWSON is a Partner on Edelson PC’s Issues & Appeals group. Aaron regularly litigates complex issues in both trial and appellate courts, including jurisdictional issues and class certification. Aaron has argued in four federal Courts of Appeals and numerous district courts around the country. Aaron’s practice focuses on consumer fraud, including false advertising, and data security.


In addition to his work at Edelson PC, Aaron serves on the Privacy Subcommittee of the California Lawyers Association’s Antitrust, UCL & Privacy Section, and edits the yearly treatise produced by the subcommittee.


Representative Cases:

  • Beaton v. SpeedyPC Software, No. 13-cv-08389 (N.D. Ill.); 907 F.3d 1018 (7th Cir. 2018). Won and successfully defended class certification in case involving allegedly fraudulently advertised computer software.
  • In re Facebook Biometric Info. Privacy Litig., 326 F.R.D. 535 (N.D. Cal. 2018); 932 F.3d 1264 (9th Cir. 2019). Won and successfully defended class certification in case challenging Facebook’s collection of biometric data about user faces. Also successfully defended district court decision concluding that plaintiff class had standing.
  • Robins v. Spokeo, No. 10-cv-5306 (C.D. Cal.). Helped achieve landmark decision affirming the ability of plaintiffs to bring statutory claims for relief in federal court.
  • Eichenberger v. ESPN, Inc., 876 F.3d 979 (9th Cir. 2017). Litigated jurisdictional and interpretive issues in case involving allegedly unlawful disclosure of consumer data. Achieved significant decision involving ability of plaintiffs to bring privacy claims in federal court.


Public Speaking:

  • “The Continued Uncertainty Over Article III Standing,” 2019 Litigating Class Actions Conference



  • Rethinking Healthcare Data Breach Litigation, Competition: The Journal of the Antitrust, UCL and Privacy Section of the California Lawyers Association, Vol. 27 (Winter 2017-18) (with Jay Edelson)
  • Educational Federalism, 2013 B.Y.U. Educ. & L.J. 281 (2013)



  • State of Illinois
  • State of California



Prior to joining Edelson PC, Aaron served for two years as a Staff Attorney for the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Aaron graduated cum laude from the University of Michigan Law School, where he served as a Managing Editor for the Michigan Journal of Race & Law.

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